An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words

Harper, 1846 - 1079 ページ

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24 ページ - a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances.
173 ページ - The term is given also to a meeting of sovereign princes which is held for the like purpose. The delegates from the Assemblies of the British colonies who met at New York 7th October, 1765, to consider their grievances, called their assemblage a Congress.
164 ページ - The struggle between rivals for the same trade at the same time ; the act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time.
25 ページ - Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals...
193 ページ - To forge; to copy or imitate, without authority or right, and with a view to deceive or defraud, by passing the copy or thing forged for that which is original or genuine.
250 ページ - Any deviation from health in function or structure ; the cause of pain or uneasiness ; distemper ; malady ; sickness ; disorder ; any state of a living body in which the natural functions of the organs are interrupted or disturbed, either by defective or preternatural action, without a disrupture of parts by violence, which is called a wound.
140 ページ - ... of ascertaining the true periods or years when past events or transactions took place, and arranging them in their proper order according to their dates.
i ページ - I am at a loss to determine ; and unless I can give a better plea than any other letter in the alphabet for being doubled in this situation, I must in the style of Lucían, in his trial of the letter t, declare for an expulsion.
282 ページ - An ambassador is a minister of the highest rank, employed by one prince or state at the court of another, to manage the concerns of his own prince or state, and representing the dignity and power of his sovereign.